For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Three from Northeast Ohio indicted for firearms crimes
Columbus Field Division
Three people from Northeast Ohio were indicted in federal court on firearms charges.
Charged with being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition are: Jared M. Sebaugh, 30, of Olmsted Falls; Jose Colon, 34, of Cleveland; Calvin C. Cody, 36, of Cleveland; Sebaugh on May 15 possessed a Smith and Wesson, Model M&P-15, 5.56 mm caliber rifle, two 40-round capacity rifle magazines, a 30-round capacity rifle magazine, a Ruger, Model SR40, .40 caliber pistol, and 11 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, after having been previously convicted of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, according to the indictment.
Colon possessed a Bryco Arms 9 mm pistol and six rounds of ammunition on May 29, despite a prior conviction for aggravated robbery with a firearms specification, according to the indictment.
Cody possessed a Taurus 9mm handgun on May 30 after having been convicted of prior felonies in Cuyahoga County, including attempted robbery, drug trafficking and drug possession, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to his case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
These cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cleveland Division of Police, and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ranya Elzein, Kathryn Andrachik and Brad Beeson.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.